Weston County Courthouse

Anyone interested in running for office during the 2022 election season has another five days to file with the Weston County clerk, Wyoming secretary of state or at Newcastle City Hall. The filing deadline for the primary election is May 27.  The 2022 primary election is on Aug. 16 and the general...

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Lady Justice stands on top of the portico of the Weston County Courthouse after suffering damage from Thursday’s high winds. With gusts up to 80 mph, her arm that held the scales of justice was broken and swept away. The arm was found in front of the steps on the sidewalk, where one of the scale plates broke loose and was severely damaged.

Located on the prominent corner of West Main Street and South Summit Avenue, the Weston County Courthouse has stood since 1911, the year that construction was completed. In October of the same year, President William Howard Taft even visited the Beaux-Arts style elaborate building and gave an...
All hands were on deck during a Feb. 28 sentencing at the Weston County Courthouse. According to Weston County Attorney Michael Stulken, the Weston County Sheriff’s Office, Newcastle Police Department, Upton Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol all aided in guaranteeing the safety of all...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The pretrial hearing for Paul Manders, of Osage, has been rescheduled for Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Weston County Courthouse. A continuance of the pretrial had been granted on Dec. 30.  On Sept. 30, the 52-year-old Manders pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Commissioner Tony Barton was served with a summons on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Weston County Courthouse after Garrett Borton filed a Petition for Declaratory Judgment, Application for Temporary and Permanent Injunctions, against Barton.  According to Borton, this case...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be conducting a chip seal project on March 3, weather permitting, on the Highway 16 Business Route through town according to a letter addressed to residents dated Jan. 28.  “This project will extend from the railroad...

A historic photo from Leonard Cash’s collection shows Newcastle’s downtown decorated with flags and shows off the Weston County Courthouse. The story will go on next week. (Submitted photo)

Part VI By Bri Brasher  with Leonard Cash NLJ Reporter   The story of the Weston County Courthouse continues with the help of historian Leonard Cash. Last week’s issue left off with reports on repairs to the roof of the courthouse in 1927, yet an important piece of the building’s history needs to...

Cash shared a photo of the courthouse in its early days, prior to the completion of any landscaping. More on the courthouse will be published next week. (Submitted Photo)

By Bri Brasher  with Leonard Cash NLJ Reporter   Part II of “The Life of the Weston County Courthouse” story ended with an article published in the News Letter Journal on Oct. 22, 1909 in which M.J. Williams, the contractor for the courthouse, returned to his home in Crawford, Nebraska for a...

Leonard Cash provided photo of the courthouse during its construction, most of which took place in 1910.  More information on the courthouse will be provided in coming issues of the News Letter Journal.  (Submitted photo)

By Bri Brasher  with Leonard Cash NLJ Reporter   The News Letter Journal continues the History on Main series with local historian Leonard Cash. As we move up Main Street, Cash has shared his records on the Weston County Courthouse, which continues to stand as a feature of Newcastle’s downtown....
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   As of Monday, Feb. 11, the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial District is housed in the basement of the Weston County Courthouse. The office relocated from 6 W. Warwick St. to the courthouse, where the court will share a courtroom with the district court.  The county...

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